Putting the Wool Towns on the map

We formed the Wool Towns association to establish an overall brand comprising Clare, Hadleigh, Lavenham, Long Melford and Sudbury – and the surrounding area.

A total of 10 members, one from each town or parish council and one from each business association, have joined the committee.

From the country houses of Long Melford to the historic traditions of Lavenham, each area has its own proud characteristics and identity.

Each community has something different to offer while sharing a common identity – the Wool Towns heritage.

We invite people to extend their time in our corner of Suffolk, from day trips to short breaks and from short breaks to holidays.

At every opportunity, we are co-promoting and encouraging people to travel between each of the towns and villages to uncover all the charms of the Wool Towns.

And we won’t confine ourselves to just promoting the fantastic characteristics of each of the five areas.

We will use the Wool Towns to promote tourism across the whole region including Bury St Edmunds, the heritage coast and Constable Country, all in easy reach for a day out.